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Salaries and Payroll Taxes in H2 2019, Hungary

Changes to social contribution as of 1 July, 2019

A company’s payroll costs add up from the gross salary and the Employer’s payroll tax that needs to be paid by the company on top of the gross salary. As of 1 July 2019 the Employer’s payroll tax decreased from 21% to 19%. This is thanks to the reduction of the social contribution tax from 19.5% to 17.5%, as it is a major element of the payroll tax (the other is the vocational training contribution tax at 1.5%).

No change to the Employee’s taxes

There is no change in the Employee’s payroll taxes (which is 33.5% in total and is deducted from the Employee’s gross salary: 15% income tax, 10% pension contribution, 8.5% health insurance contribution and labor market contribution).

To sum up

If you have a part-time employee with HUF 100,000 as their monthly gross salary, they get HUF 66,500 as their net salary, which costs HUF 119,000 to the company.

Changes to the company costs

Thanks to the decrease of the social contribution, company costs are reduced slightly. The below sums are all in HUF.

Minimum wagefrom 1 January 2019 from 1 July 2019
Gross salary: 149,000 149,000
Company’s payroll tax: 31,290 28,310
Total cost: 180,290 177,310

In case of paying minimum wage, employer costs are reduced by HUF 2,980.

Guaranteed minimum salary from 1 January 2019from 1 July 2019
Gross salary: 195,000 195,000
Company’s payroll tax: 40,950 37,050
Total cost: 235,950 232,050

In case of paying the guaranteed minimum salary, employer costs are reduced by HUF 3,900.

Higher salary from 1 January 2019from 1 July 2019
Gross salary: 200,000 200,000
Company’s payroll tax: 42,000 38,000
Total cost: 242,000 238,000

The higher the salary you pay, the more the employer costs are reduced thanks to the 2% decrease of the social contribution tax.

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